Each year, the Departments of Medicinal Chemistry of the Universities of Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Illinois at Chicago participate in the Medicinal Chemistry Meeting-in-Miniature, better known as the "MIKI" meeting. This meeting is organized by graduate students at the host university and has traditionally been one of the most successful regional meetings in Medicinal Chemistry.
The 2016 meeting was hosted by the University of Iowa, where the conference first began in 1963, April 8-10. The approximately 190 attendees attended various educational sessions, heard from keynote speaker Amy Hauck Newman of the National Institutes of Health, and shared research findings with their peers.
This year marked the introduction of the Joseph G. Cannon Keynote Speaker, honoring MIKI founder and former UI College of Pharmacy professor. Cannon’s wife, Lynne, was recognized during the event.
MIKI 2016 Organizing Committee